Examination of Witnesses

Part of Pension Schemes Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:31 am on 23rd October 2014.

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Tim Sharp: Can I come in on that? Allowing CDC should be seen simply as the first stage. I am not sure at this point that you would expect to see crowds in Parliament square demanding access to Dutch-style collective risk-sharing pension schemes. However, if you asked people, there might be more demand for more secure, predictable retirement incomes. Likewise, employers might not know the nuances of CDC but might be quite keen to provide schemes that would give better outcomes for the same contributions. We hope  that bringing in a law is just the first part of this. We are keen to see the Government in particular work on consensus building in developing how these schemes can work in practice, and help build demand.